UGC NET application form is just around the corner. National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the UGC NET 2020 application form for the June session on March 16. Aspirants must be familiar with the UGC NET application process in order to avoid any problems while filling the application form. It is to be noted that the last date to fill UGC NET application form 2020 will be April 16. UGC NET 2020 is scheduled to be conducted from June 15 to 20. Careers360 brings you three essential points to keep in mind before filling the application form of UGC NET 2020.

Clear these 3 doubts before filling UGC NET 2020 application form
  1. Who can fill UGC NET 2020 application form?

Aspiring candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed by the exam authorities can fill the UGC NET application form. The eligibility criteria is defined on the basis of age and academic qualifications of the aspirants. UGC NET eligibility criteria is slightly different for those who want to take the exam to be eligible as Assistant Professors and those who wish to take the exam for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Candidates can check the eligibility criteria below.

  • Candidates applying for JRF must not be over 30 years of age

  • There is no age limit to apply for Assistant Professors

  • Reserved category candidates must have a Master’s degree with at least 50% marks

  • Unreserved category candidates are also required to have a Master’s degree but with at least 55% marks

  1. Documents to upload while filling UGC NET application form

Candidates will have to upload scanned images of their passport size photographs and signature while filling the application form. These scanned images must be as per the specifications (size, dimension, and format) prescribed in the official notification. Candidates can check the specifications from the table below.


File size



Candidate’s Photograph

10 kb to 200 kb

3.5 cm X 4.5 cm


Candidate’s Signature in running handwriting

04 kb to 30 kb

3.5 cm X 1.5 cm


  1. UGC NET Application Fee

The application fee of the exam is different for different categories. Candidates can check the category-wise UGC NET application fee from the table below.


Application Fee


Rs. 1000

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/ EWS

Rs. 500

SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender

Rs. 250

Candidates can pay the UGC NET application fee using a debit card, credit card, net banking, UPI, or e-challan. Candidates who wish to pay the fee using e-challan have to download the e-challan and submit the fee at the nearest branch of State Bank of India.

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which are the best book for ugc net paper1 in hindi medium

Apoorva Student Expert 23rd Mar, 2020

Hello dear student,

I understand you want to know about the books you can refer to and I would like to help you with that but you haven't mentioned for which branch like Life sciences, or chemistry, or which domain you want to know this about. So kindly mention it , then we will be able to help you

Best wishes


ugc net management bilingual books in hindi and englidh

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 22nd Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Here's a list of recommended books for UGC Net:

  • Trueman’s UGC NET Management by M. Shivani
  • Arihant UGC Net Management book by Mohit Agarwal
  • NTA-UGC-NET: Management by  Dr. Sima Kumari
  • NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF - Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude by Pearson

Good Luck


ugc net management ki bilingual books englidh and hindi

Megha 22nd Mar, 2020

Hello Ashika !

The best books for preparing for UGC NET management are:

  1. Marketing Management by Philip Kotler
  2. Organizational Behavior by Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge
  3. Financial Management by I.M. Pandey
  4. Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri
  5. Modern Micro Economics by A. Koutsoyiannis
  6. Human Resource Management by Trueman Authored by Reetu Dogra
  7. Previous year papers of UGC-NET on Management by R. Gupta's
  8. Previous year papers of UGC-NET on Management by Dr. Sima Kumari

You can also visit our site to know about all important books for Paper 1 and various subjects of Paper 2.


I have qualified ugc net in December 2019 under ews category. But I got my ews certificate after publication of nta net result. is there any problem in this matter?

Animesh Vats Student Expert 25th Mar, 2020


Well I don't think so that you will be getting any problem as long as you have the appropriate documentation. Although you can mention it to the authorities that your documents were under progress when you applied and got it ove it was approved. So I think you are good to go.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.


What are the best books for UGC NET JRF?

Hrisheekesh Singh 20th Mar, 2020

Hi Debjyoti,

The best books for UGC NET/SET/JRF Exam are as follows:-

@Paper 1

  • NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF - Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude of KVS Madaan /Pearson Education
  • NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF - Paper 1 Teaching and Research Aptitude of Harpreet Kaur /Oxford University Press
  • Trueman's UGC NET/SET General Paper I - Teaching & Research Aptitude of Sajit Kumar, M. Gagan
  • NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF - Paper 1 Teaching and Research Aptitude of Arihant Experts/Arihant Publications
  • NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF - Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude of Dr. Usha Rani Jain

@Paper 2

  • For paper 2 there are 100 subjects so it is not possible to mention that here you should refer to this article for Best Books for UGC NET 2020.

Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!

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